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In his latest career, think of Don Samuels as kind of a venture capitalist to the working poor. Samuels is the former 10-year City Council…
Eureka, a nonprofit business formed in 2001, has grown markedly as municipal and commercial customers increased recycling for the environmental and economic benefits of avoiding landfills and incinerators.
He claimed a company statement defamed him.
Nine companies so far have agreed to pay millions to beneficiaries.
Minnesota firms stayed busy in 2015 with mergers, acquisitions.
A surge of investments in the fourth quarter into companies such as Code42 ($85.6 million), Cardionomic ($20 million) and Zipnosis ($17 million) pushed venture capital…
Aisha Wadud and Crystal Larson plan to move their Nura Holistic Massage & Bodywork this spring from the south side to the just-opened Northside Economic Opportunity Network business incubator.
Foreverence brings another dimension to the common urn.
St. Paul company is developing a device to help treat patients after a ruptured aneurysm.
Small business owner Jen Swendseid started with passion and purpose. Her business, Heart & Core, was inspired by a 2007 shopping trip for a sports…
Score one this month for Twin Cities "affordable housing," largely absent in a multifamily construction boom targeted largely at upscale renters and owners.
Kent Larson's The General Counsel Ltd. has proved there's room for a growing group of alternative legal providers who offer efficient business-legal service for less than the typical hourly bills.
The St. Louis Park company is being bought by Mindtree, an IT consulting firm based in India.
Minneapolis-based JAMF Software, the Apple device management firm that grew by 165 employees to 505 over the last year, will leave downtown's Grain Exchange Building this spring for larger quarters.
Isaiah Campbell, a black electrician trainee at Hunt Electric Corp., is the emerging future of the historically white Twin Cities construction trades.Campbell, 32, spent most…
Slumberland acquired a 122-acre Oakdale campus from Imation Corp., the struggling data-storage company that last week announced the sale of $21 million in assets, including its headquarters campus.
The deep-pocketed KKR is likely to invest in a Mills Fleet Farm expansion that could transcend its four-state Upper Midwest region.
A Minneapolis firm that developed a system for virtual medical office visits has just raised $17 million.
CEO Richard Murphy of family-owned Murphy Warehouse Co. sold his 22-acre flagship campus to the University of Minnesota in late December, but he's not moving out of the state.
The funds amount to less than 10 percent of the firm's assets.
Several big stories of 2015 promise to transcend the new year.
The owners of Central Boiler, Dennis and Terri Brazier, high school sweethearts and farm kids who started the company in 1984, distributed $1.26 million — about $5,400 per employee — to workers, including production workers who average $20.75 per hour plus benefits.
Laura Oberst, a native of Rugby, N.D., took a management-trainee job after graduating college in business and accounting with a Minneapolis-based predecessor institution to what…
The once high-flying company looks to retool its business plan after a dramatic drop in sales.
At a cost of nearly $18 million, the site could be used for expansion.
Recent expansions are evidence of a turn in fortunes for successful small nonprofits that bit the bullet during the Great Recession and the lean years following when donations dipped.
Tasha Byers, a graduate of Minneapolis North High School and the University of St. Thomas, in some ways felt more a sense of “community” and…
In 2000, Scott Burns, a Duluth native who studied economics at Dartmouth College, was a 24-year-old junior consultant at McKinsey & Co. with thoughts of…
Wayzata-based Northern Oil & Gas (NOG), which operates in the oil fields of North Dakota and Montana, has the financial wherewithal to survive more rough times in the energy patch, an executive predicted last week.
The deal awaits federal and state approval.
Downtown Minneapolis and the U are topped out; activity has to move along.
About four years ago, Paul Koenig, the product of a Hutchinson-area farm, was talking to his brother, who farms the family homestead. Koenig’s brother had…
Firm will occupy two floors in AT&T tower in Minneapolis, and operate under a single CEO.
Delphax Technologies, then a black-and-white printing systems designer and manufacturer, essentially went dark in 2008, amid the Great Recession and lagging performance.The Bloomington-based company delisted…
A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit brought this year by eight custodial workers who charged Capital Building Services Group with underpaying, failing to provide proper records and other violations of Minnesota and federal employment law.
Winners ranged from state agencies and small firms to large corporations with global operations.
The new CEO has restructured the company and is now focused on organic growth.
Early retirees from Target learned this fall that they're losing the company-subsidized health care insurance Target had offered until they are 65, when they qualify for government-underwritten Medicare or Medicaid.
Bolster helps clients engage a generation that wants to see companies 'actively engaged in a cause.'
The company opted for the move after learning that its name was already in use by Oregon winery.
More than 70 percent of the 920 employees of St. Cloud-based Marco Inc. are receiving checks that range from thousands to hundreds of thousands to even more than a million dollars.
Nick Stokman and Sean Higgins are a couple of 24-year-old accounting graduates of the University of St. Thomas who concluded early that they didn’t want…
John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl spearheaded effort that has given the theater new traction.
Bruce Dayton, the father of Gov. Mark Dayton, was the bookish, numbers-oriented analyst among the five Dayton brothers who built a retail empire.
Minnesotans remembered Bruce Dayton for building one of the state's most successful companies, helping its political leaders navigate tough choices and bringing the world's finest…
Twin Cities RIse has trained 4,000 people, including many who are getting a second chance at a career and self-sufficiency.
Segetis, the Golden Valley "green chemistry" company that makes plant-based solvents that are petroleum substitutes, announced plans in 2014 for a $105 million factory at an industrial park in a wood-rich area near Hoyt Lakes, Minn.
After a slow three quarters, recent investments in Minnesota firms could turn 2015 into a solid year.
Five years ago, the late Winston Wallin, who led the 1980s turnaround at Medtronic before retiring to community service, asked an old friend, retired ADC…
A Minnesota-born civilian drone company has spun out of its former corporate parent and this year made Richfield its world headquarters. Sentera may be…
In memory of her daughter, Leela Rao has worked to help patients navigate the hospital labyrinth.
Tawanna Black has spent a couple of years preparing to launch a 2016 initiative designed to help close the much-discussed opportunity-and-wage gap.
Nearly half of employers say they are trying to add jobs in the next 12 months
Rebecca Schatz, who earned a graduate degree in computer science 30 years ago, worked in industry before she started The Works. For 25 years, she…
KNOCK's client list ranges from the obscure to household names.
Jim Moore, a veteran financial guy, and Dan Justesen, a veteran of the local craft microbrew industry, say there's room for another Twin Cities craft brewery.
The fast-growing company has seen sales grow more than 10 percent this year.
Erika Binger is a longtime community volunteer, mentor and McKnight Foundation board member whose roots go to the founders of 3M Co. Satin Taylor is…
The stock market was on a record run, but now it's stumbling, and Minnesota is no exception.
The burnout of electrical relays is a nuisance that a Bloomington company believes it has solved.
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co., a Twin Cities regional accounting firm and one of the few in the area run by a woman, has changed its name to Lurie.
The companies will now compete at Cleantech Open Global Forum.
Physician assistant Abdullahi Hussein, a veteran medical professional who has worked at the Mayo Clinic and in the Cedar-Riverside area, opened his own walk-in clinic last month at 47th and Hiawatha avenues.
Diverse allies arrayed against the Minnesota payday loan industry are getting a little traction. Sunrise Banks of St. Paul, which has developed a small-dollar loan…
A manufacturer in Alexandria, Minn., is enjoying growth but is desperate for more help.
Best Buy founder offers $500,000 annual grant to support scholars, faculty, online idea exchange.
The business, now in north Minneapolis, has seen steep growth.
Firm plans to use it for product development, marketing efforts.
The family-run business saw sales decline as times changed.
CEO Mike Crest of Eden Prairie-based Arcserve was a veteran executive of New York-based CA Technologies last year in charge of data management. Arcserve was…
Polly and Dave Nemec chuckle over the fact that they knew little about the dry cleaning business and probably overpaid when they bought a small…
The Bloomington bank said $15 million infusion will help it grow, possibly through acquisitions.
Developers of Astropad, a graphics tool for iPhone and iPad, won $80,000 in state's biggest venture competition.
Ayla Hutchinson, 16, may be the youngest and farthest-traveling entrepreneur to showcase at the Minnesota State Fair this year.
Marketing Architects, a Minnetonka-based agency, has helped launch and promote some 1,000 products over its 18-year life. In 2011, the 70-person company created Zoomworks, a…
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